Prizes!? + Week Update Sept.29 – Oct.4

September 27, 2014 by Kyle No Comments

First thing! This upcoming Saturday, (October 4th), Coach Mel will be in a Olympic Lifting Competition at the University of Manitoba. We will update everyone when her lifting times are released. Come on down if you are free!   Second! For the next 4 weeks we will be giving away prizes every Monday, starting on […]

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Programming Pull-ups (Part 2)

September 26, 2014 by Brendan No Comments

This article is a continuation of last week’s article. My objective in writing these articles is to help athletes customize their training within a group environment to achieve their first STRICT pull-up. Coaches will also benefit from reading these articles because I’m laying out many of the considerations I make when programming for groups and individuals. […]

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Week Preview: Sept 22 – 27

September 20, 2014 by Kyle No Comments

Hellllllllllllllllllllllllooooooo!   Both groups are set to begin block #2 of our current 6 week cycle! Quick note for Foundation. You may noticed we are doing this 4-6 rep (increase 2.5% or stay the same) thing week after week, that is going to continue. It is called a Reverse Pyramid Training plan. Here is how […]

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Programming Pull-ups (Part 1)

September 19, 2014 by Brendan No Comments

One of the most challenging aspects of group programming revolves around one of the simplest exercises: the pull-up. Ever since I started writing group programming in September 2007, pull-up programming has caused me grief. I have tried several different methods of programming and helped many people over the years, but I have never been able […]

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Week Preview Sep 15, 2014

September 14, 2014 by Brendan No Comments

Final week of this particular cycle! So, similar to last week, but just a bit more work to do. Monday: Foundation – Back Squat + Washboard abs + AD Fun Building – Snatch + Front Squat + AD Party   Tuesday: Foundation – Bench Press + Upper Body Pulling + Aerobic Work (Row,Run,AD,Run,Row) Building – Clean […]

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Capital Arr Capital Em — the dreaded “RM”

September 12, 2014 by Brendan No Comments
Matt, 1RM in Competition

What is an RM? An “RM” stands for “Rep Max”. It’s usually preceded by a number. So, a “3RM” would be a 3-rep-max. This is typically understood to be “the most amount of weight I can lift for 3 reps”, but when translated as “A weight I can lift for a maximum of 3 reps” […]

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